Egypt Capitals Museum
Egypt Capitals Museum in the New Administrative Capital,During the last period, the Egyptian government was keen to shed light on the ancient Egyptian history, through many giant national projects, as the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities succeeded, during the past 6 years, in completing a large number of development and restoration projects
in addition to opening areas And new archaeological museums to visit, and the ministry has also succeeded in announcing huge archaeological discoveries in various governorates, as well as the establishment of the Grand Egyptian Museum in the Pyramids area, and the Museum of Egypt’s Capitals in the New Administrative Capital.
The Museum of Egyptian Capitals is located in the City of Arts and Culture in the new capital, which includes a variety of cultural buildings, a number of theaters, as well as a variety of painting and music centers, an opera house and a huge library.
The idea of establishing a museum to display the history and arts of the capitals of Egypt over the ages arose, in conclusion, in the new administrative capital in the city of arts and culture, coinciding with the establishment of the new administrative capital.
The museum aims to shed light on the most important Egyptian capitals, starting from Memphis, the first capital in the Pharaonic era, to the new administrative capital, by displaying different archaeological collections dating back to different historical eras to emphasize the role of heritage in preserving Egypt’s leadership in the field of governance and administration.
The presentation scenario is based on showing the administrative structure of the Egyptian state, highlighting its urban development and emphasizing the religious, worldly and service architecture, and the social and economic life of each capital separately.
The museum’s philosophy is based on “preserving Egypt’s cultural and administrative heritage by reviving the idea of changing capitals in Egypt and emphasizing the leadership of the Egyptian state in governance and management systems through historical ages in a unique museum of its kind.”
The museum consists of two halls:
First: The Egyptian Capitals Hall: A group of famous and important Egyptian capitals throughout Egyptian history was chosen, and not others, due to the historical, religious and administrative importance these capitals bear. And the new administrative capital, and the scenario deals with the most prominent features of the capital in terms of the most famous cities, rulers, statesmen, roads and administrative divisions, etc.
Second: Funeral Rites and the Journey of Resurrection: The screenplay also deals with the journey of death and the other world through a presentation of funeral rites, burial tools, and other life rituals, as well as a display of a newly discovered entire tomb of Tutu and his wife, T-shirt, the sala player in Akhmim area in Sohag.
About the Egyptian Capitals Museum
The Egyptian Capitals Museum narrates the history of Egyptian capitals through different eras, as it consists of a main hall in which artifacts from a number of ancient and modern capitals of Egypt are displayed, numbering 9 capitals: Memphis, Thebes, Tell el-Amarna, Alexandria, Fustat, Fatimid Cairo, Modern Egypt, Khedive Cairo, This is in addition to displaying a set of different collectibles that represent the lifestyles in each historical era, specific to each capital separately, such as decorations, tools of war and combat, the system of government and various correspondences.
As for the second section of the museum, it is a pavilion representing the other world of the ancient Egyptian, and this part consists of the tomb of Tutu, which was discovered in 2018, in Sohag Governorate, in addition to a hall for mummies and coffins and two varieties containing canopic pots, a set of false doors and alternative heads that mimic religious rituals in Ancient Egypt.
Museum show scenario
The scenario of the museum display of the Egyptian Capitals Museum has special features, as it includes the use of modern technology, as the exhibition halls are provided with screens that display an interactive panoramic movie “Multimedia” to display the history in audio and video, and an illustration of the shape of each of the ancient Egyptian capitals, and the nature of the serene architecture and buildings Its religious and most famous landmarks, to add a new creative touch, attract visitors.
The artifacts will be displayed in the museum
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities was keen to put a distinguished group of antiquities to display inside the museum and to attract the largest number of visitors to visit this museum upon its opening.
Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector, said that the museum had received some musical instruments from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, such as the fugitive, the salaat and the muskafa, in addition to To a wooden minbar and bench from the Museum of Islamic Art, Fatimid ceramic dishes from the Jair Anderson Museum, and an apse decorated with a cross, bunches of grapes and shells from the Coptic Museum.
Othman added, that there are monuments from the capitals of ancient Egypt, including “Memphis” “Thebes” “Tel el-Amarna” “Cairo” “Alexandria” and “Khedivial Cairo”, explaining that each pavilion bears the name of a capital in which we will find monuments representing this capital, then in the middle there Statues of senior statesmen such as ministers and army leaders, and the museum will also include the tomb of “Tutu”, which was discovered in Sohag last year, with a number of mummies and coffins injured.